Friends

18 February 2013

My Aunt


There is no Monday Mirth today, my friends, because this weekend I heard the news that my Aunt Florence had died. She would have been ninety years of age in May; sadly she was too tired to wait. 

Florence was my father's youngest sister, one of six children. She never married but continued to live in the house where she was born. She was a staunch churchgoer and some would say she was unadventurous, yet looking back I remember she was the one who regularly went on holiday, having coerced her friends to accompany her. The next photograph leads me to believe that she was a bit of a drama queen in her younger days.


Rest in Peace, Florence.

16 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt's passing Valerie. She looked like a very sweet lady and I liked her photos. My deepest sympathy.

faye said...

Sorry for your loss Val.

Alan Burnett said...

My sympathies for you and your family Val, but I am sure your Aunt would have been proud of your short tribute which has been beamed around the world via the internet.

Akelamalu said...

Oh I'm sorry for your loss Valerie. It's a shame your aunt didn't make it to her birthday but it sounds like she had a good life doing what she wanted to do. Love the photograph of her in her youth. My sympathies to you and your family. xx

Banker Chick said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss, alan is right about the tribute heard round the world. You made me think, my relatives from my parents generation are gone now. I guess that makes me the old folks now.

Brian Miller said...

i am sorry for your loss val...i rather like that last pic...wonder if it was for a play or...looks rather adventurous to me...smiles..

Mel said...

Awwww....what a lovely lady--and how sad to have lost her presence in your life. The last photo could have been a new photo with some of today's fashions. Sounds like the lady lived well and was well loved. My condolences to you and your family.

*hugs*

Montanagirl said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt. My Dad is 91 - I always wonder: how much longer will I have him? The pictures of her are lovely.

Pat said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt. Wow - that second shot is quite a photo!

Ron said...

Valerie, just know that I am sharing MUCH "good energy" and love with you right now as you move through this loss.

(((((( You )))))

Florence sounded like such a wonderful soul. And I LOVE the second photo you shared of her. It's faaaaaaaaaaaabulous!

Rest in Peace, Florence.

X

Valerie said...

Thank you, my friends, for your wonderful thoughts at this sad time. I really appreciate the good vibes you sent my way. It is a great shame that my aunt didn't make it to her 90th birthday. Anyway, I have a bone to pick with her for leaving us and making me, as the oldest cousin, a likely candidate to be next to go. I know she would smile if she heard me say that. Sleep peacefully, Florence.

L. D. Burgus said...

Everyone seems to make their way in life in their own way. She must have been happy or she would have changed things. Her holiday adventures were probably really special to her living in the same place and house all those years.

CrystalChick said...

I'm sorry to hear that your Aunt Florence passed. Seeing the age of 89 is quite wonderful and that she had good friends and many vacations and a strong faith through all those years must have been enough for her.

That second photo ... wow! Interesting!

Gill - That British Woman said...

so sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing. That's a lovely photo of her in her younger days.

Gill in Canada

HermanTurnip said...

That's an awesome picture. I'm both smiling at what must have been a very interesting life, and saddened that she's no longer with us.

Here's an internet hug from across the pond for you, Valerie. So sorry for your loss :-(

Bernie said...

Oh Val I am sorry to read that your Aunt has passed away. It sounds like she had a very good life and a long one really. Big hugs from your Canadian friend, God Bless, xo